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12 bodies recovered after halved ship sank in Japan

12 bodies recovered after halved ship sank in Japan

On Monday, authorities said 12 bodies had been found after a typhoon sank in the South China Sea over the weekend.

The engineering boat was 160 nautical miles southwest of Hong Kong (southern China) when it got caught in Storm Chaba on Saturday.

The tragedy has left 27 people missing, according to a preliminary count set this weekend.

“According to the latest report as of 3:30 p.m. (7:30 GMT) on July 4, rescue teams have found and recovered 12 bodies of suspected victims,” ​​said the Guangdong Maritime Search and Rescue Center, the Chinese province that surrounds it. Hong Kong.

The center said that “the competent departments are currently intensifying the work of identifying the remains.”

Three of the 30 crew members were rescued on Saturday and taken to hospital.

Footage provided by Hong Kong authorities over the weekend showed a person being airlifted as waves crashed onto the deck of the half-submerged ship.

Typhoon Chaba formed in the middle of the South China Sea and made landfall Saturday afternoon in Guangdong.

The authorities said that the place where the ship was recorded recorded winds of 144 kilometers per hour and waves 10 meters high.

A total of seven planes, 246 ships and nearly 500 fishing boats are still on their way to search for the remaining missing, the Guangdong Maritime Search and Rescue Center said Monday.

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